Digital Cinema Initiatives

ABOUT DCI

Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) was created in March, 2002, and is a joint venture of Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros. Studios. DCI's primary purpose is to establish and document voluntary specifications for an open architecture for digital cinema that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability and quality control.


 

 

DCI Image Evaluation Summary
Approved 11 May 2018
Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, Member Representatives Committee

During December 2017, DCI conducted viewing sessions utilizing short clips (approximately 15 to 25 seconds) of existing theatrical content that were chosen based on their suitability for image comparison testing in a higher dynamic range projection environment

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DCI Memorandum on RNG Revocation and Related NIST and FIPS Developments
Approved 16 March 2017 and 11 May 2018
Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, Member Representatives Committee

On March 23, 2018, DCI posted revisions to the Compliance Test Plan (CTP) that include new "secure silicon" requirements. Following the "stage 2" 120 day window, these requirements will be enforced as of July 21, 2018. In order to further smooth the transition, DCI is extending the below exclusion and grandfathering clauses to include all secure processing block (SPB) devices, which the Digital Cinema System Specification now requires to employ secure silicon.

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Memorandum of Information Regarding the Secure Silicon Requirement of the DCI Digital Cinema System Specification (DCSS)

Approved 10 May 2018
Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, Member Representatives Committee

In conjunction with publishing the DCI Compliance Test Plan (CTP) test for Media Block (MB) secure silicon requirements, DCI anticipates there may be questions or concerns as to where to source such single chip integrated circuits (IC). This memo is a guide to NIST site information that lists qualified ICs, and other methods to meet DCSS and CTP secure silicon requirements.

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Jim Whittlesey

DIGITAL CINEMA INITIATIVES, LLC, ANNOUNCES PURDUE SCHOLARSHIP IN HONOR OF JIM WHITTLESEY

Hollywood, California - February 18, 2017 - Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, (DCI) announced today that it has created a scholarship fund at Purdue University in memory of Jim Whittlesey (1953-2017). Jim received his BSEE from Purdue University in 1981.

Jim was known and beloved throughout the entertainment industry as a d-cinema pioneer and ambassador. DCI is forever grateful to Jim for his invaluable contributions to its organization and to the digital cinema community.

Jim worked for DCI from 2003 to 2005 during the initial development of the DCI System Specification, becoming its Director of Technology. He returned to consult for DCI in late 2014 until his untimely passing in January 2017.

The DCI scholarship donation of $12,000 will aid students in electrical engineering and computer science. DCI invites you to honor Jim's legacy by making contributions to the Jim Whittlesey Scholarship Fund at: Giving.Purdue.edu/InMemoryofJimWhittlesey.

About Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC

Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, (DCI) was created in March 2002, and is a joint venture of Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros. The primary purpose of DCI is to establish and document specifications for an open architecture for digital cinema that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability and quality. See www.dcimovies.com for more information.

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